Ceramics Workshop

Enjoy a drink and create handmade pottery at this London workshop.



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 28     label £38

Always wanted to try pottery making but never got round to it? Get creative with clay and ignite new pottery passions with this hands-on ceramics class!

Hosted in a fun, creative craft studio in central London, this one-stop pottery workshop kicks off with a warm welcome from your teacher, who'll provide an informative tour and demonstrations of the ceramic making process as you chill out and enjoy a drink of your choice.

Once you've absorbed some handy tips and tricks, it'll be your turn to grab your apron and get your hands messy with some homemade clay! You'll learn all about wheel throwing before mastering hand-building techniques like slab building and coiling to complete a pottery piece of your choice. From magnificent mugs and cake stands to beautiful designer bowls - the only limit is your imagination!

At the end of the session, you can choose between taking your piece home to air dry or leaving it at the studio to be fired and glazed in the kiln cost being £10 per pot.

Please note:

  • If fired at the studio your pottery will be ready to collect within three weeks. If you are travelling a long way to pick up your work, you can email ahead to check if it's ready.



Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • All the materials and equipment needed for the class.
  • Your beautiful piece of handmade pottery to take home.
What to bring
  • A drink to enjoy throughout the class!

Token Studio is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

Location

Token Studio, St Saviours Wharf, 23 Mill St, London SE1 2BE (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
Token Studio
Token Studio

4.7 (48)
17k

Token Studio was created in 2012 in Fulham, London. We have been successfully running art, craft and music workshops since and have hosted thousands of exciting events like birthday parties, hen parties and corporate events. In 2019, the studio fully upgraded to a fantastic creative space located in Tower Bridge.

The studio was created by Jing, a designer with an MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design. Jing has previously worked as an associate designer with Zaha Hadid architects and also has experience working within education. She believes the combination of her industry knowledge and the use of all-natural ingredients and recyclable materials makes her workshops one of the best in the country!

Token studio's philosophy is not just limited to crafts but is also about showing others how to live more sustainably by being more creative and producing less waste. Learning fun ways of creating everyday products is an experience full of joy and inspiration that anyone can enjoy!

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Lydia Crump Nov 2021


A great beginners class that was very fun and lighthearted! The teacher was funny, engaging and very helpful when we inevitably made a mess as it was our first ever go at pottery. The class was full (probably about 20 people - a mixture of couples and friendship groups) and it was a good atmosphere as everyone was having a laugh. We spent about half the time given on the potters wheel then the rest decorating our creations. There were lots of examples to inspire you and you could decorate your pots using glazes, engraving tools, and additional clay for handles etc. I felt like we had plenty of time for the activities and it wasn’t rushed at all. The location was about a 15 minute walk from London Bridge station and easy to find. I would definitely do this workshop again as my boyfriend and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for a brilliant session :)

Ceramics Workshop review by Lydia Crump Sydney

Caroline Turner Nov 2021


Excellent workshop. Fun and practical with supportive tutor who guided us through the wheel and painting process

Saskia Nicholls Nov 2021


Enthusiastic teacher who took us swiftly through the throwing process. Would've like more time on the wheel but learnt a lot in a short period! Very enjoyable and would do again.

Charlie Waumsley Nov 2021


Really enjoyed this class, was really fun for the 2 of us! would recommend for something different to try!

Soumia Ali-Kada Oct 2021


[AVOID AT ALL COST - THIEVES, VERBAL ABUSERS] [BE CAREFUL]

[Please also check and trust the numerous negative reviews they got on Maps!].

The staff we met at the Studio was friendly and helpful, the workshop was fun BUT then, we met the two thieves running the Studio, Joseph Spriggs (who calls himself a musician on LinkedIn, check it out) and Jing Xue.

I also added a review on Maps with snapshots and photos proving they insulted us, blackmailed us and tried to extort money from us. I'm also filing a complaint with the Metropolitan Police, and submitting a report with Trading Standards to trigger an investigation.

We (my partner and I) attended the Ceramics Workshop on September 11th (Saturday). Right after, we paid extra money (we have the receipt) to have our pots glazed and to be able to pick them up three weeks later. We ended up receiving a pick-up confirmation email telling us to come pick-up the pots any day after October 18th (more than one month after the Workshop, not three weeks as advertised on the website). We called the Studio to pick the pots up on Saturday, October 23rd, but they refused over and over again while we tried to insist. They told us that the room where the potteries are stored was locked and that they didn't have the key. Now, you have to know we came to the Studio two weeks before the call to enquire about the pots, and the person we spoke with told us that we had to wait for the confirmation email. He said he could go to the storage room (which was not locked AT ALL!) but that the pots were not made ready on the right shelf to be found quickly, and that it would take too much time to look for them. We said we understood and that we would come back after we received the confirmation email.

After I finished my call with the person at the Studio, who told me that we could come next Saturday if we sent an email ahead, I did send an email and added a comment stating we didn't appreciate to have to wait that long to pick-up our pots, and that it wasn't right to refuse to give them to us on the 23rd, like we asked. The emails that followed from hysterical Jos and Jing were filled with insults, offensive comments and exclamation points. They said that we should apologise (For what exactly? For making a complaint?) if we wanted to be able to pick-up the pots next Saturday, or we could only come on weekdays. We already explained that both my partner and I were working on weekdays and that it wouldn't be possible to come during weekdays, but they kept insulting us in the emails and wouldn't hear it.

I then replied that we would come on Saturday, as agreed with the person we spoke with, since the instructions in the pick-up confirmation email indicated it was possible. But they went ahead with FORBIDDING us to come get our pots on Saturday. We tried to reason with them by explaining that we already paid for the pots, so they have no choice but to give them since they already accepted money for them. But they kept threatening us and refusing to give us the potteries. In one email, they wrote "Don't bother coming! We will throw your pots out!".

After I insisted that coming on a Saturday was the only way for us, they replied that they will throw our pots out in a brown bag in front of the studio, on the ground at 3pm today (October 25th), and that we had to arrange a pick-up at that time. They also tried to extort money from us by saying that if we wanted them to keep them in storage it would cost us 20£ per day! If they go ahead with this latest threat, I warned them that I would lodge a formal complaint with the nearest police station. I hope they will be reasonable and give us the pots we already paid for, this Saturday (October 30th).

More information in this Twitter thread (https://twitter.com/kaylyn_noble/status/1452625477638709251?s=20), feel free to add your own experience under.

[UPDATE]
They just threw my pots out of the studio in a brown bag and sent an email admitting to it (please see snapshot of the email). I'm filing a complaint with the Metropolitan Police and will claim a refund for this. THIS IS HOW YOU WILL BE TREATED IF YOU GO TO THIS STUDIO. Check the other negative reviews!

My theory is that they take clients' money to glaze the pots, and then they find a way to refuse to give the pots once glazed. On their website, you can see that they charge the pots "left behind" (they mean stolen), 3£ for each pot they stole, and pretend they're going to "donate" it to a charity if you pay the price advertised. That's a fraudulent scheme and I would advise you distance yourself from these crooks before their unlawful activities reach you.

Gemma Nolan Oct 2021


Really great introduction to throwing on the wheel, which I've never done before! There were quite a lot of us in the class and the teacher was great at trying to help everyone.
Loved the quirky venue and really enjoyed trying something a bit different.

Ceramics Workshop review by Gemma Nolan

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Alex Bambolino Oct 2021


It was a great experience to learn how to make the ceramics and and then being able to shape and colour it.
Oy down would be the class had a large amount of people in a very tight space. Felt a uncomfortable in times of Covid and little time for questions.

Aisha Dad Sep 2021


We went to this class as an activity for my sisters birthday. It was was really good value for money, the teacher was great and very patient with us all. I would highly recommend booking a class!

Pottery workshop review by Aisha Dad

Tazmin Mirza Sep 2021


The teacher was great, loved the energy and guidance! Only thing was it was a little hard to hear instructions when downstairs, as the music was quite loud and people were chatting. I also thought there might be some more spacing between the wheels for social distancing, but understand if that isn’t required anymore.

Georgina Greenspan Sep 2021


My friend and I did this class and utterly enjoyed it - it was a great venue, lots of interaction and we both came away having learnt something new. Would definitely recommend!

Matthew Adkin Sep 2021


Great instruction really encouraging would highly recommend him would love him to do variations off different pottery styles and more intermediate pottery

Grace Horvath-Franco Sep 2021


The class was a lot of fun and well worth it. Looking forward to collecting my finished piece!

Jack Major Sep 2021


Really good fun, engaging, and the teacher gave just enough guidance to make sure you had some something worth keeping at the end! Will recommend

Zoe Newton Sep 2021


Lovely venue, and a brilliant teacher sharing both her great experience in pottery throwing and a multitude of laughs. Can't wait to come back and pick up my pot soon and see the final product after being in the kiln!

Ceramics Workshop review by Zoe Newton

Hannah Finke Sep 2021


The teacher was bright and clear and very helpful, the atmosphere was lovely… all in all an excellent class. 100% recommend!

Matthew Adkin Sep 2021


Amazing lesson very clear very engaging in a lovely venue couldn’t ask for more

Aleksandar Dordevic Sep 2021


A friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The teacher was a proper coach, patient and caring. We had a lot of fun and even made some nice things at it!

Thana Nelson-Reshat Sep 2021


The teacher was great
It was so much fun. I didn’t realise there would be so many people but me and my friend really enjoyed it .

Jessica Elvin Aug 2021


Really good class, easy instructions got to do more than expected and it flew by whilst really enjoying ourselves. Have already recommended to others !

Pottery workshop review by Jessica Elvin

Ade Oye Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Communication was okay.
Interaction could be improved upon.
Impacting of course wasn’t inspiring enough.
Not sure whether I gained my money’s worth but at least I got the opportunity to see how it works.
And I’ll look forward to a more intense course.
Thank you.

Lucia Bon Aug 2021


Such a fun class and the teacher was super helpful. Highly recommended for anyone looking to try pottery for thhe first time!

Megan Golding Aug 2021


Fantastic class, you get to make your own pottery then decorate and paint it with a ton of creative freedom!

The teacher was good humoured and super helpful, teaching you the methods but also being there to help out if your clay went incredibly wayward.

Looking forward to getting our pottery back!


Ceramics Workshop review by Megan Golding

Lamich Michael Aug 2021


Amazing class, the co-ordinatrices of the class made it a really fun and enjoyable experience

Andrew Boateng Aug 2021


Teacher was brilliant, class was nice and intimate, and session was perfectly timed. Thank you

Tanjina Aug 2021


Wonderful Experience. For someone who doesn't have a creative bone in their body, I was nervous but the teacher was superb and made it all so easy! The class exceeded my expectations, from the materials provided, to the output we would take from the class. Would absolutely do it again.

Charlotte Cope Aug 2021


I had a great time at the class. The teacher was really good and very talented!

George Gibbs Aug 2021


This was a lot of fun. We had an amazing time, mucking about with clay! The tuition was good and light hearted. Overall a fun slightly different thing to do for a couple of hours. Would recommend

Ceramics Workshop review by George Gibbs

Nilma Begum Aug 2021


- Great teacher but would have liked to thank her at the end. She really made a positive experience.
- Felt we had time to really enjoy and experience the pottery. It wasn't rushed.
- Light hearted and fun class.
- Would have liked soft drinks or water for the non alcoholics!

Ceramics Workshop review by Nilma Begum

Catherine Warburton Aug 2021


Really fun day out! The teacher was really informative and took us through all the steps to create our pottery piece. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

Vaarshika Ramsurn Aug 2021


Came here with my family and we’re having a great time. Had a great teacher who explained everything well. Would 100% recommend coming here for a fun time.

Ceramics Workshop review by Vaarshika Ramsurn

Catherine Neilson Aug 2021


We absolutely loved this class. There was so much included in the time phrase from making to adding to and pairing our pieces. The teacher was instructive and fun and we learnt so much. I would recommend this class to everyone and anyone.

Ansahbia Okraku Aug 2021


Really great fun. Would definitely go again. A good evening of fun. Thank you Token Studio.

Charlotte Gollop Jul 2021


Loved this class. Such a fun, informative and interesting workshop. Great teacher and love the studio!

Highly recommend for an afternoon out, date or birthday treat

Anish Narayan Jul 2021


Very fun class and would highly recommend for everyone. Teachers are enthusiastic and helpful and all items provided

Imogen Walker Jul 2021


Great teacher and venue, although the teacher kind of just walked off at the end. He was very entertaining and helpful though. Looking forward to picking up our pieces to see final results.

Will Smith Jul 2021


Had a fun and good time but was disappointed we had to pay extra for glazing.
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